The Research Question
Write an essay, of about 10-15 pages, that analyzes at least two works by the same author (from your text Norton Introduction to Literature), during:
a. the Harlem Renaissance, OR
b. World War II, OR
c. the turn of the Twentieth Century (author must be a woman).
Your essay should include research about the time period you selected. What were the social, political and economic conditions of the time period in which the author wrote? In addition, you must: (a) clearly demonstrate how historical context influenced the author’s work; (b) draw on three or more secondary sources; and (c) draw on at least one source that is a work of literary criticism (scholarly piece about the author’s work)